Bad metals get ultra cold

Bad metallic transport in a cold atom Fermi-Hubbard system
Authors: Peter T. Brown, Debayan Mitra, Elmer Guardado-Sanchez, Reza Nourafkan, Alexis Reymbaut, Simon Bergeron, A.-M. S. Tremblay, Jure Kokalj, David A. Huse, Peter Schaus, and Waseem S. Bakr
arXiv:1802.09456

Recommended with a commentary by Ehud Altman, UC Berkeley.
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JCCM_October_2018_01

Using nitrogen-vacancy defects in diamond as in-situ sensors of band bending

Spatial mapping of band bending in semiconductor devices using in situ quantum sensors
Authors: D.A. Broadway, N. Dontschuk, A. Tsai, S. E. Lillie, C. T.-K. Lew, J. C. McCallum, B. C. Johnson, M. W. Doherty, A. Stacey, L. C. L. Hollenberg & J.-P. Tetienne
Nature Electronics 1, 502–507 (2018)

Recommended with a commentary by Toeno van der Sar, Kavli Institute of Nanoscience, Delft University of Technology.
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JCCM_October_2018_02

Particle-hole symmetry at the half-filled Landau level

1. Particle-Hole Symmetry in the Fermion-Chern-Simons and Dirac Descriptions of a Half-Filled Landau Level
Authors: Chong Wang, Nigel R. Cooper, Bertrand I. Halperin, and Ady Stern
Phys. Rev. X 7, 031029 (2017)

2. Particle-hole symmetry and electromagnetic response of a half- filled Landau level
Authors: Michael Levin and Dam Thanh Son
Phys. Rev. B 95, 125120 (2017)

Recommended with a commentary by Michael Mulligan, UC Riverside.
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JCCM_September_2018_01

A surprise in the physics of nonequilibrium interfaces

Strong coupling in conserved surface roughening: A new universality class?
Authors: F. Caballero, C. Nardini, F. van Wijland, and M. E. Cates
arXiv:1803.09525, Phys. Rev. Lett. 121, 020601 (2018)

Recommended with a commentary by Sriram Ramaswamy, Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru.
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JCCM_September_2018_02

Waiting for Room Temperature Superconductivity

1. Evidence for superconductivity above 260 K in Lanthanum superhydride at megabar pressures
Authors: Maddury Somayazulu, Muhtar Ahart, Ajay K Mishra, Zachary M. Geballe, Maria Baldini, Yue Meng, Viktor V. Struzhkin, and Russell J. Hemley
arXiv:1808.07695

2. Superconductivity at 215 K in Lanthanum hydride at high pressures
Authors: A. P. Drozdov, V. S. Minkov, S. P. Besedin, P. P. Kong, M. A. Kuzovnikov, D. A. Knyazev, and M. I. Eremets
arXiv:1808.07039

3. Potential high-Tc superconducting Lanthanum and Yttrium hydrides at high pressure
Authors: Hanyu Liu, Ivan I. Naumov, Roald Hoffmann, N. W. Ashcroft, and Russell J. Hemley
Proc Natl Acad Sci USA. 2017 Jul 3; 114(27): 69906995

Recommended with a commentary by Chandra Varma, New York University.
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JCCM_September_2018_03

Despite noise, fractons remain unmoved

Localization in fractonic random circuits
Authors: Shriya Pai, Michael Pretko, and Rahul M. Nandkishore
arXiv:1807.09776

Recommended with a commentary by Daniel Arovas, University of California, San Diego.
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JCCM_August_2018_01

Drift or diffusion? Time periodic drive versus time correlated drive

Langevin Dynamics with Space-Time Periodic Nonequilibrium Forcing
Authors: R. Joubaud, G. A. Pavliotis, and G. Stoltz
Journal of Statistical Physics, v. 158, n. 1, pp. 1-36, 2015

Recommended with a commentary by Alexander Y. Grosberg, New York University.
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JCCM_August_2018_02

Nematic Quantum Hall Fluid Without Stripes

Pomeranchuk instability of composite Fermi liquid
Authors: K. Lee, J. Shao, E-A Kim, F.D.M. Haldane, and E. H. Rezai
arXiv:1802.08261

Recommended with a commentary by Steven A. Kivelson, Stanford University.
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JCCM_August_2018_03

The emergence of magnetism in two dimensions

1. Layer-dependent ferromagnetism in a van der Waals crystal down to the monolayer limit
Authors: B. Huang, G. Clark, E. Navarro-Moratalla, D. R. Klein, R. Cheng, K. L. Seyler, D. Zhong, E. Schmidgall, M. A. McGuire, D. H. Cobden, W. Yao, Di Xiao, P. Jarillo-Herrero, and X. Xu
Nature 546, 270 (2017)

2. Giant tunneling magnetoresistance in spin-filter van der Waals heterostructures
Authors: T. Song, X. Cai, M. W.-Y. Tu, X. Zhang, B. Huang, N. P. Wilson, K. L. Seyler, L. Zhu, Takashi Taniguchi, K. Watanabe, M. A. McGuire, D. H. Cobden, D. Xiao, W. Yao, and X. Xu
Science 360, 1214 (2018)

3. Electric-field switching of two-dimensional van der Waals magnets
Authors: S. Jiang, J. Shan and K. F. Mak
Nat. Mater. 17, 406410 (2018)

Recommended with a commentary by Luis Balicas, National High Magnetic Field Lab and Florida State University.
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JCCM_July_2018_01

A Big Moment for Exciton

Tunable excitons in bilayer graphene
Authors: Long Ju, Lei Wang, Ting Cao, Takashi Taniguchi, Kenji Watanabe, Steven G. Louie, Farhan Rana, Jiwoong Park, James Hone, Feng Wang, and Paul L. McEuen
Science 358, 1314 (2018)

Recommended with a commentary by Liang Fu, MIT.
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JCCM_July_2018_02

The geometric theory of elasticity of liquid crystal polymer materials

Theory of liquid crystal elastomers and polymer networks: connection between neoclassical theory and differential geometry
Authors: Thanh-Son Nguyen and Jonathan V. Selinger
Eur. Phys. J. E (2017) 40: 76

Recommended with a commentary by Thomas R. Powers, Brown University.
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JCCM_July_2018_03

An apparent quantized thermal Hall effect in a magnetic insulator

Majorana quantization and half-integer thermal quantum Hall effect in a Kitaev spin liquid
Authors: Y. Kasahara, T. Ohnishi, Y. Mizukami, O. Tanaka, Sixiao Ma, K. Sugii, N. Kurita, H. Tanaka, J. Nasu, Y. Motome, T. Shibauchi, and Y. Matsuda
arXiv:1805.05022

Recommended with a commentary by Leon Balents, Kavli Institute of Theoretical Physics, UCSB.
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JCCM_June_2018_01

A breakthrough in many body quantum chaos

1. Many-body quantum chaos: Analytic connection to random matrix theory
Authors: Pavel Kos, Marko Ljubotina, and Tomaž Prosen
Phys. Rev. X 8, 021062 (2018)

2. Exact spectral form factor in a minimal model of many body quantum chaos
Authors: Bruno Bertini, Pavel Kos, and Tomaž Prosen
arXiv:1805.00931

Recommended with a commentary by Rahul Nandkishore, University of Colorado at Boulder.
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JCCM_June_2018_02

Heat of a single electron

Imaging resonant dissipation from individual atomic defects in graphene
Authors: Dorri Halbertal, Moshe Ben Shalom, Aviram Uri, Kousik Bagani, Alexander Y. Meltzer, Ido Marcus, Yuri Myasoedov, John Birkbeck, Leonid S. Levitov, Andre K. Geim, Eli Zeldov
Science 358, 1303-1306 (2017)

Recommended with a commentary by Anton Akhmerov, Delft University of Technology.
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JCCM_May_2018_01

From chains to plane with a fermionic cold atom quantum simulator

Direct observation of incommensurate magnetism in Hubbard chains
Authors: Guillaume Salomon, Joannis Koepsell, Jayadev Vijayan, Timon A. Hilker, Jacopo Nespolo, Lode Pollet, Immanuel Bloch and Christian Gross
arXiv:1803.08892 (2018)

Recommended with a commentary by Thierry Giamarchi, University of Geneva.
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JCCM_May_2018_02

“Colloidal Life”?

Colloquium: Toward living matter with colloidal particles
Authors: Zorana Zeravcic, Vinothan N. Manoharan, and Michael P. Brenner
Reviews of Modern Physics 89, 031001 (2017)

Recommended with a commentary by Alexander Y. Grosberg, New York University.
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JCCM_May_2018_03

Designing fractal defect structures in liquid crystals

Fractal nematic colloids
Authors: S. M. Hashemi, U. Jagodič, M. R. Mozaffari, M. R. Ejtehadi, I. Muševič, and M. Ravnik
Nature Communications 8: 14026 (2017)

Recommended with a commentary by Jörn Dunkel, Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
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JCCM_April_2018_01

Oxygen-hole pairs drive bond order and superconductivity in bismuth oxides

1. Unveiling the superconducting mechanism of Ba0.51K0.49BiO3
Authors: C. H. P. Wen, H. C. Xu, Q. Yao, R. Peng, X. H. Niu, Q. Y. Chen, Z. T. Liu, D. W. Shen, Q. Song, X. Lou, Y. F. Fang, X. S. Liu, Y. H. Song, Y. J. Jiao, T. F. Duan, H. H. Wen, P. Dudin, G. Kotliar, Z. P. Yin, and D. L. Feng
arXiv:1802.10507

2. Oxygen holes and hybridization in the bismuthates
Authors: A. Khazraie, K. Foyevtsova, I. Elfimov, and G. A. Sawatzky
Phys. Rev. B 97, 075103 (2017)

Recommended with a commentary by Atsushi Fujimori, University of Tokyo.
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JCCM_April_2018_02

Electronic correlations in bilayer-graphene superlattices

1. Correlated insulator behaviour at half filling in magic-angle graphene superlattices
Authors: Yuan Cao, Valla Fatemi, Shiang Fang, Kenji Watanabe, Takashi Taniguchi, Efthimios Kaxiras, and Pablo Jarillo-Herrero
Nature 556, 80 (2018), arXiv:1802.00553

2. Unconventional superconductivity in magic-angle graphene superlattices
Authors: Yuan Cao, Valla Fatemi, Shiang Fang, Kenji Watanabe, Takashi Taniguchi, Efthimios Kaxiras, and Pablo Jarillo-Herrero
Nature 556, 43 (2018), arXiv:1803.02342

Recommended with a commentary by Jörg Schmalian, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology.
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JCCM_April_2018_03

Mystery solved of the sawtooth Josephson effect in bismuth

1. Ballistic edge states in bismuth nanowires revealed by SQUID interferometry
Authors: Anil Murani, Alik Kasumov, Shamashis Sengupta, Yu A. Kasumov, V. T. Volkov, I. I. Khodos, F. Brisset, Raphaëlle Delagrange, Alexei Chepelianskii, Richard Deblock, Hélène Bouchiat, and Sophie Guéron
Nature Communications 8, 15941 (2017)

2. Higher-order topology in bismuth
Authors: Frank Schindler, Zhijun Wang, Maia G. Vergniory, Ashley M. Cook, Anil Murani, Shamashis Sengupta, Alik Yu. Kasumov, Richard Deblock, Sangjun Jeon, Ilya Drozdov, Hélène Bouchiat, Sophie Guéron, Ali Yazdani, B. Andrei Bernevig, and Titus Neupert
arXiv:1802.02585

Recommended with a commentary by Carlo Beenakker, Leiden University.
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JCCM_March_2018_01

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